Celebrated chef Handling is the culinary talent behind the menus at his eponymous restaurant within the Belmond Cadogan Hotel.
He began his culinary journey at Gleneagles in Scotland, where he was the first-ever trainee chef. He then went on to become Fairmont’s youngest ever Head Chef before winning the Scottish Young Chef of the Year award in 2011. Tipped by Caterer magazine as one of the ’30 under 30 to watch’, he combines his passion for traditional British cuisine with daringly modern flair and imagination.
His earliest and fondest first memory of food is of making chocolate truffles with his mother at age 12 and, as this recipe shows, his affection for chocolate has endured.